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Aircraft Not Designed For But Operating From Aircraft Carriers

Old 26th May 2022, 15:25
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Aircraft Not Designed For But Operating From Aircraft Carriers

Is the membership able to cite other examples?
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Prestwick Pioneers from Seletar visited the deck of HMS Centaur and (maybe) Eagle.
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AAC Beavers operated from carriers in the Middle and Far East in the 60s,



various types of Austers did the same earlier.

The RN did the same with Tiger Moths



Eric Brown flew both the Airacobra and Fiesler Storch on and off carriers.(The latter he landed ON the deck lift so it just needed wings folded and taken down)
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Originally Posted by 134brat
Prestwick Pioneers from Seletar visited the deck of HMS Centaur and (maybe) Eagle.
How about the Army Air Corps Beavers based in Aden
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How 'bout good thing he snagged the fourth wire!


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Spitfires and Hurricanes. OK, off only, but. And don't forget the Hurricanes operating from the merchant ships, again off only.
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Didn't the P-51D Mustang undergo carrier trials?
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Spitfires and Hurricanes. OK, off only, but. And don't forget the Hurricanes operating from the merchant ships, again off only.
One Hurricane pilot having taken off the carrier for Ceylon had engine problems so landed back on, sans hook. Impressed the Navy chaps, apparently. I canít remember his name but he was a 30 Sqn Sgt pilot as I recall.
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Spitfires and Hurricanes. OK, off only, but. And don't forget the Hurricanes operating from the merchant ships, again off only.
Well Seafire could land too
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Originally Posted by Ken Scott
One Hurricane pilot having taken off the carrier for Ceylon had engine problems so landed back on, sans hook. Impressed the Navy chaps, apparently. I can’t remember his name but he was a 30 Sqn Sgt pilot as I recall.
Sgt Whittaker was the 30 Sqn Hurricane pilot who landed safely back on HMS Indomitable sans arrester hook, following engine problems ATO on 20th March 1942. The aircraft, along with 19 other Hurricanes, had taken off from the carrier for Ratmalana, having been uncrated and assembled on board during the voyage. The reinforcement of Ceylon was just in time and the squadron played a vital role in repelling the anticipated attack by the Japanese Imperial Navy. Note that yet again the wily Japanese attacked on a Sunday, when of course the AD Radars were unmanned....

https://raf-waddington.com/history/ceylon2.html
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From memory, Eric Brown's book stated that he landed a DH Mosquito on a carrier (and took off again).
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Dave Garrison completed a world microlighting first by making several take-offs and landings on HMS Illustrious, one of the Royal Navy's 'small' aircraft carriers, flying a Pegasus Q 462. This exercise in precision flying involved landing on a 'strip' barely wider than the Q's wingspan, lined with Sea Kings and Harriers and subject to the turbulence created by the bow wave.
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Well Seafire could land too
didnít some hurricanes land on HMS glorious when being evacuated from Norway?
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The U-2 did.
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